On Monday we closed on my seller's now former home at 302 Burnt Mills Ave in Silver Spring, MD., located just off of Colesville Road/Route 29 in a subdivision called Burnt Mills Manor.
The home is a cozy 4 level brick split with a custom addition that created an eat in kitchen. Most split levels in this neighborhood don't have eat in kitchens. The home has good bones and was a good opportunity for these buyers to get into a home, in a neighborhood they like, at a price they could afford and put their personal touches on the home to make it their own.
Despite being just off of a main road, Burnt Mills Manor is a quiet destination subdivision, meaning you don't drive through this coming to enter another community, almost like a no outlet street. And, 302 Burnt Mills Ave is at the end of the street, very close to a walking trail.
On the selling side, I did target marketing, moved some items around and out of the house during the listing period, did some small home improvements to make the home show better and took a new set of pictures to show the changes to the home from when it was first listed.
The biggest challenge we faced and other sellers may face depending on the draw and desirability to specific neighborhoods was finding the buyer with the desire as well as vision to update the home. Some buyers are of the mindset/temperament that they only want to buy fully updated/renovated homes.
Late in the summer, to re-fresh the listing, since I thought the home showed better than when it was first on the market, we had a new set of pictures taken with floor plans of the home.
Labor Day Weekend was quickly approaching and I had a vacation planned. So I decided to have a Pre-Labor Day weekend open house, holding the house open Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 1 of the buyers came through the house with her agent. On Sunday, the buyer's agent brought her and her husband back to the house to write an offer and after a few days of negotiations the buyers and sellers agreed to terms, I came back to town from vacation for the day to meet the seller and he signed off on the contract.
I wish the buyers happiness in their new home.
Congratulations to my seller and a thank you for the confidence to work with me through the sales process. I am thankful also to the person who referred you to me and hope you will refer me to others in the future. I wish you all the happiness in the world.
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